Cloth merchant blames police for ‘extrajudicial murder’ of his brother in Karachi

Victim and his brother were picked up by policemen in civvies two days before the body was found near Superhighway


News Desk February 15, 2018
Victim and his brother were picked up by policemen in civvies two days before the body was found near Superhighway on Thursday. PHOTO: REUTERS/FILE

Despite the widespread public outcry on the alleged custodial killing of Naqeebullah Mehsud, another case of a similar nature has surfaced in Karachi.

A cloth merchant claimed that policemen in civvies picked up his brother two days before his tortured body was found near Superhighway on Thursday morning.

Ibrahim, the complainant who has a family business at the city’s famous Jama Cloth Market, said that his two brothers Moosa and Essa were apprehended by police officials in uniform and civvies from their residence in Malir district two days ago, Express News reported.

He said the family was informed this morning that Moosa’s body, bearing torture marks, has been found near the Northern Bypass on Superhighway and taken to Abbasi Shaheed Hospital for medico-legal formalities.

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However, due to absence of the MLO there, the body was shifted to Civil Hospital, where it was revealed that the victim had been subjected to severe physical torture, Ibrahim added.

“My brother has been murdered extrajudicially and we will not be silenced until received justice,” he said.

The Sindh police are under severe pressure from all corners for bringing the police officials involved in the alleged extrajudicial killing of Naqeebullah Mehsud, a tribal youth from Waziristan to book.

Prime suspect, former SSP Malir Rao Anwar is still at large as protective bail granted to him by the Supreme Court earlier this week expires on Friday.

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Last week, the absconding officer was accused of another fake encounter – similar to the one in which Naqeebullah was killed in the city last month.

A family from Karachi claimed that Junaid Abro, 25, was killed by the fugitive SSP and his team in a fake encounter in December last year.

Anwar and several members of his team had gone into hiding since the start of a probe into Naqeeb’s killing.

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